TRAP 8: TMI TERROR
YOU: “Am I really going to tell this story, in public? This is way too personal and vulnerable. Overshare! Not possible!”
ME: “People like us for our good qualities, but they LOVE us for our flaws.” -Someone Wise
“When we get especially vulnerable on stage, our protections come to the surface to defend us. When we reveal something tender and hidden about ourselves, it can be terrifying! When we take off the mask we’ve been constructing our whole lives, we can feel absolutely naked underneath. If we want to make a big shift in our experience of ourselves, we need to risk telling the truths we’ve been hiding… “What will people think of the real me? Will I still be liked? Loved? Accepted? Or will I get kicked out of the tribe?”
THE DIRTY SECRET: People are always seeing who we are! We can’t stop it. We can’t help it. We can’t fight it. People see our masks and the perceptive ones see what’s underneath. And beyond that, it turns out that when we take the mask off, the audience loves it. They go crazy for that kind of raw, uncensored truth. They eat it up. people can love us for who we really are, instead of who we were pretending to be. Crazy, right?